Angel: I appreciate you guys looking out for Connor all summer. It's just—he's confused. He needs time. That's all. Fred: Right. Time, and some corporal punishment with a large heavy mallet. Not that I'm bitter.

'Just Rewards (2)'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


EpicTangent - Sep 17, 2021 12:18:38 pm PDT #9332 of 10010
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Yikes, lisah! That sounds no fun! Glad you're doing some better today. Hope the weekend of chilling takes you the rest of the way back.


Jesse - Sep 17, 2021 12:42:27 pm PDT #9333 of 10010
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Oh yeah, I meant to say OW, lisah! That sounds terrible and I hope you can take care of yourself.


Pix - Sep 17, 2021 12:46:47 pm PDT #9334 of 10010
"Our lives are like little bebe crows carried upon a curious wind and all we can wish is for that wind place us on solid ground." -Moira Rose

All we are doing currently is sitting around waiting to get the results of our Covid tests because we were both exposed (ND much longer than me) to someone (fully vaccinated) who tested positive earlier this week. He's doing really well and has no symptoms and his wife has tested negative twice, so crossing fingers we also both get negative results.


EpicTangent - Sep 17, 2021 12:52:12 pm PDT #9335 of 10010
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Steph, what gluten-free bread do you like? Specifically for grilled cheese if that makes a difference. (Not for me - we're doing a thing at work next week and somebody gluten-intolerant wasn't going to be able to partake. I figure since I already have to get the lactose-free cheese for myself, I can grab gluten free bread for her while I'm in Sprouts anyway).


Steph L. - Sep 17, 2021 12:55:20 pm PDT #9336 of 10010
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

someone (fully vaccinated) who tested positive earlier this week. He's doing really well and has no symptoms and his wife has tested negative twice, so crossing fingers we also both get negative results.

Fingers crossed for you both! We have one friend who had Covid in March, is fully vaccinated, and got it again 2 weeks ago. She had no symptoms, but got tested because she was going to be visiting her granddad and wanted to be extra sure. So even though it's anecdotal, it does seem like vaccinated people who get Covid (or get it again -- I don't love that that's a possibility, but hey) do have extremely mild cases and don't pass it on very easily. That's not much of a silver lining, but I'll take it.


Jesse - Sep 17, 2021 12:57:00 pm PDT #9337 of 10010
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

I'm pretty excited to report that apparently no one else in my band got it from the person who tested positive after our session two weeks ago. We were outside, but close together and playing instruments! So that's a relief.


Steph L. - Sep 17, 2021 12:59:06 pm PDT #9338 of 10010
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

Steph, what gluten-free bread do you like?

It looks like Sprouts has Udi's and Rudi's (different brands, separated by 1 letter!) in the freezer, and Schar on the shelf, based on a quick Google. Udi's and Rudi's are both good; I haven't tried Schar's bread but it gets rave reviews (I've had a lot of their other products, which are all stellar). So anything you find should be good.


Dana - Sep 17, 2021 1:00:07 pm PDT #9339 of 10010
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

So even though it's anecdotal, it does seem like vaccinated people who get Covid (or get it again -- I don't love that that's a possibility, but hey) do have extremely mild cases and don't pass it on very easily.

Yeah, my father had a very mild breakthrough case and my mom didn't catch it, and I have a friend whose husband just tested positive, but she's negative. Anecdotally.


JenP - Sep 17, 2021 1:11:56 pm PDT #9340 of 10010

I can vouch for Schar's being quite tasty.


NoiseDesign - Sep 17, 2021 2:03:27 pm PDT #9341 of 10010
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

I think if we get anything it will be mild it just complicates all sorts of stuff with a small company. I now have one person who needs to isolate for 10 days due to testing positive. If I test positive I need to do the same, and then we start to run into coverage issues on our work sites.

I'm also testing again tomorrow because I need to have a negative test from a specific testing company in order to enter a work site on Monday for a site survey for a project that happens on Oct. 1 to 3. Also if one or both of us get a positive result I think that means we won't be able to travel to my cousin's wedding in Ireland, we have a flight on Oct. 2.

So from a health perspective I'm not super worried, but from a, "keep my company from defaulting on projects" perspective this is a mess.